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A new study shows that to achieve the biggest improvements in public health and the greatest benefits from renewable energy, wind turbines should be installed in the Upper Midwest and solar power should be installed in the Great Lakes and Mid-Atlantic regions.
Posted: October 29, 2019, 12:07 pm
Engineers, along with an economist, have created an energy model that helps to remove carbon-generated power from the US electric grid -- replacing it with a greener, financially feasible wind, solar and hydro energy system.
Posted: October 28, 2019, 9:51 pm
Current approaches to carbon capture can increase air pollution and are not efficient at reducing carbon in the atmosphere, according to new research.
Posted: October 25, 2019, 9:08 pm
The transition from coal to natural gas in the US electricity sector is reducing the industry's water use, research finds. For every megawatt of electricity produced using natural gas instead of coal, the water withdrawn from rivers and groundwater drops by 10,500 gallons, and water consumed for cooling and other plant operations and not returned to the environment drops by 260 gallons. Switching to solar or wind power could boost these savings even more.
Posted: October 21, 2019, 9:13 pm
Researchers have modeled the fluid dynamics of multi-rotor wind turbines via high-resolution numerical simulations. The simulations demonstrate a clear advantage for a turbine model with four rotors. The researchers found, that the wind turbine wake recovers much faster with multi-rotor turbines, that multi-rotor turbines produce slightly more energy than single-rotor turbines, and that a turbine with four rotors as far apart as possible is the optimal construction.
Posted: October 16, 2019, 4:45 pm
A team of researchers performed wind tunnel experiments to determine the role of asymmetry caused by the orientation of a volleyball on its aerodynamic characteristics. They found that switching from the standard panel arrangement to a hexagonal or dimpled pattern may improve the consistency of flight, with many potential applications in aviation.
Posted: October 10, 2019, 1:58 pm
The wind is always blowing somewhere, but deciding where to locate a wind farm is a bit more complicated than holding up a wet finger. Now a team of researchers has a model that can locate the best place for the wind farm and even help with 24-hour predictions of energy output.
Posted: September 24, 2019, 7:13 pm
An increase in the generation of wind energy is a key component of the U.S. strategy to reduce carbon emissions from the power sector. Approximately 97 gigawatts of wind energy production capacity are currently installed in the U.S., and in 2018, wind energy supplied about 6.5% of the nation's electricity. Scenarios developed by various groups, including U.S. Department of Energy, indicate that a four- to five-fold expansion over current levels of electricity produced by wind is needed by the year 2050 to help meet U.S. carbon emission reduction goals.
Posted: September 23, 2019, 6:08 pm
Europe has the capacity to produce more than 100 times the amount of energy it currently produces through onshore windfarms, new analysis has revealed.
Posted: August 14, 2019, 12:12 pm
Advances in adapting the technology and better methods for predicting wind conditions have fanned significant growth of the use of wind turbines for electricity in the last 40 years. A new report takes stock of where the field is now and what lies ahead. Researchers surveyed the growth of wind technology as a source of renewable energy and assessed its viability for continuing to capture larger shares of the electricity market.
Posted: August 13, 2019, 3:22 pm
The spike in the number of solar photovoltaic (PV) installations in recent years has been remarkable. Until 2018, the total …
Posted: November 5, 2019, 4:37 pm
From cat videos to selfies to overly-impassioned political posts from that person you were sort of friends with in high …
Posted: November 4, 2019, 11:19 pm
The U.S. wind power industry is growing fast and is now able to power close to 30 million American homes. …
Posted: November 4, 2019, 2:31 pm
With the growing impact of climate change worldwide, people are starting to ditch fossil fuels as their energy source and …
Posted: October 30, 2019, 2:17 pm
Did you know that flexible solar panels are the most space-efficient and more resistant to high temperatures? That’s not all. …
Posted: October 28, 2019, 1:57 pm
The value of the global PV inverter market value is set to go up to $ 12.1 billion by 2026. …
Posted: October 24, 2019, 1:20 pm